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Each year, the web site releases its “RateBeer Best Awards,” which focus mostly on breweries and beers, as rated by the web site’s users. But it also includes in its list the best brewpub, restaurant, tap room, bottle shop, grocery and bar, based on consumer ratings.
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This year’s list, a portion of which was released Wednesday, recognized BPS as best bottle shop and Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield as best grocery store in Ohio, and one of the four best in the country, for beer enthusiasts.
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Belmont Party Supply’s founder, Mike Schwartz, is considered a godfather of sorts to the Dayton-area craft beer movement, and his store was the first in the area to carry an extensive selection of international and domestic craft beers.